Papua New Guinea (PNG) is developing its national road network strategy, which will see a programme of road works being carried out across the country. A budget of US$5.7 billion has been set by the PNG Government for the programme of works.
The plans cover maintenance and improvement works to 15 roads. Four of the roads to be upgraded connect Madang with Baiyer and Kompiam, Madang to Lae and Finschhafen, Vanimo with Wewak and Madang and Ramu to Gembolg, Kundiawa, Karamui and Purari. Improving these four roads will boost transport connections between Madang, Morobi the Highlands and East Sepik.
The programme will help improve transport in key areas of the country, assisting in PNG's economic development.